Scientists use modern technology to develop tools that slaughterhouses and pig producers can use to predict meat quality. Continue reading
New techniques in high-throughput sequencing have allow to sequence and analyse by 1% of the total genome of an Iberian pig. Continue reading
Mangalitsa is a breed of pig grown especially in Hungary and the Balkans known as a curly-haired hog, descended directly from wild boar populations. With their abundant fat, these pigs were all the range a century ago.
According to the geneticist Greger Larson of Durham University in the UK and Leif Andersson of Uppsala University in Sweden, pigs developed their bright coat colors after domestication. Continue reading
The use of intact adult males is a highly beneficial alternative for producers as they achieve better efficiency than barrows. They have a higher average daily food, better conversion efficiency, lower feedstuff consumption and produce meat with higher lean percentage. Continue reading
The University of Salamanca and D.O.P Guijuelo study how to differentiate the Iberian ham with the Carbon 13 test.
African pig disease spreading in Eurasia seen as global threat. 26 May 2011, Rome – Warning of a likely imminent upsurge of a deadly pig disease in the Caucasus region and Russian Federation, FAO today called on affected countries to step up precautionary measures and for a concerted international effort to prevent the infection spreading more widely across the Northern Hemisphere. Continue reading
The Gascon is a rare breed of domestic pig which has survived in the more mountainous and remote regions of France. In the Midi-Pyrénées region, the Gascon survives as probably the most ancient breed of pig in France. Continue reading
On April 12th, Dutch State Secretary of Agriculture Henk Bleker officially opened a higher-welfare and more sustainable pig house. Although the investments are quite high, pigs have a better growth rate and their meat and the meat should get a higher-welfare premium. Continue reading